The Group is registered in the PRC and has an extensive sales network comprising 17 sales offices, 20 customers liaison centers and over 100 municipal representative offices and a well-established customer base. Its products are sold to more than 5,400 healthcare organizations and distributors, including more than 2700 hospitals, over 400 blood stations, over 700 other medical units and over 1,500 trading companies.
There are over 110 species of products produced by the Group, with over 2,000 specifications, which can be categorized into six major categories, namely 1) disposable medical consumables and materials, including infusion (transfusion) sets, syringes, blood bags and blood component segregator consumables, blood sampling consumables, dental consumables and anesthetic consumables, as well as medical PVC granules and non-PVC granules; 2) orthopaedic materials and tools, mainly including therapeutic consumables such as steel plates, screws, spinal series consumables and artificial joints consumables which are currently under development; 3) medical needle products, mainly including intravenous needles, syringe needles, intravenous catheter needles, blood sampling needles and irregular needles; 4) blood purification consumables, mainly including renal consumables such as puncture needles, blood circuit, dialysis equipment, and immunity adsorption products for the treatment of immune system diseases such as lupus erythematosus, rejections in organ transplants, atrophic arthritis, as well as other LDL adsorption products, internal toxin adsorption products and hepatitis B adsorption products which are under the process of development and registration; 5) heart eluting stent, mainly including drug eluting stent and balloon catheter and 6) pre-filled syringes for use in medicine packaging.
The Group holds the long-term development of its brands in high regard and places strong emphasis on the quality of its products. The Group's quality control systems for the production and service of disposable sterile infusion sets, disposable sterile transfusion sets and single-use sterile syringes have been accredited with ISO9001:2000 and by China Quality Certification Centre for Medical Devices since November 2001. The Group's product categories of infusion sets, transfusion sets and disposable syringes have obtained EC Certification issued by TÜV Product Service Gmbh since December 1999 and were renewed in November 2003 with the additional inclusion of disposable plastic blood bags. Such certification was subsequently renewed in November 2004 and January 2005.
Currently, the Group's products which meet the international standard mentioned above include disposable infusion sets, disposable transfusion sets, disposable syringes, disposable plastic blood bags, disposal underpad, venous blood collection sets, disposalbe automatic vacuum blood-collection equipment, disposable sterile disposable syringe to deliver contrast agent on CT power injector, self-destructive safety syringes and single-use nasal oxygen cannula. On 5th December, 2003, the Group's product quality inspection center received accreditation from China National Accreditation Board for Laboratories as being in compliance with national testing requirements and standards. On 23rd June, 2005, the Group's trademark was recognized by State Administration for Industry and Commerce as the first well-known trademark in the domestic medical device industry in the PRC.
At present, the Group's sales are mainly conducted in the PRC market. The Group is actively exploring opportunities in international markets, and its products have been exported to 30 countries and regions, including the United States, Germany, Romania, Australia and the United Kingdom.